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September 13, 2016
By Tom Borelli Plans for a new oil pipeline just went up in flames - literally. This summer, radical environmentalists in Iowa set fire to pipeline construction equipment, causing nearly $1 million in damages. The incident was hardly isolated. Environmentalists nationwide are desperately working to stop pipeline construction. In Massachusetts, for example, several protesters locked themselves to their cars - with bike locks - in an effort to block construction of a pipeline in West Roxbury.
NEWS
June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
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September 20, 2016 | By Bob Dick
  Imagine you find a way to help others live healthier lives, and this passion leads you to invest your savings to start a related small business. Now, imagine state government taking it all away from you with the stroke of a pen. This is the reality facing hundreds of Pennsylvania "vape" shop owners who employ more than 1,000 people - they went to bed one night living their dreams and woke up the next morning facing a nightmare. In July, lawmakers passed a $650 million tax hike to pay for a $1.6 billion spending increase.
NEWS
September 20, 2016
Banks go to great lengths to guard against cybercriminals hacking customers' accounts. Now customers must worry about getting robbed by their own bank. That's just one takeaway from an investigation that found employees at Wells Fargo opened more than 2 million fake checking, credit, and debit card accounts for customers in order to meet sales targets and earn bonuses. The scheme resulted in customers getting hit with unexpected fees or receiving credit and debit cards they did not request.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Mike Newall, Columnist
Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan has been at the forefront of every one of Philadelphia's recent big events. From the protests that followed police shootings of black men to the horrific Amtrak crash, from the papal visit to the DNC, he's been tasked with a clear and daunting job: protecting us all. At a City Hall ceremony Tuesday, Sullivan was recognized for doing that difficult and delicate job well. The 33-year veteran of the force was awarded the Richardson Dilworth Award for Distinguished Public Service, the most prestigious honor given each year to a city worker.
NEWS
September 13, 2016
By Tom Borelli Plans for a new oil pipeline just went up in flames - literally. This summer, radical environmentalists in Iowa set fire to pipeline construction equipment, causing nearly $1 million in damages. The incident was hardly isolated. Environmentalists nationwide are desperately working to stop pipeline construction. In Massachusetts, for example, several protesters locked themselves to their cars - with bike locks - in an effort to block construction of a pipeline in West Roxbury.
NEWS
September 11, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
Gary Frazier said he started hustling drugs on the streets of Camden when he ran out of money. Then he went to prison. But leaving prison - not being there - was the harder part. "I didn't have anybody," said Frazier, 41, now an activist in the city. "There was nobody I could lean on. " Frazier recalled his experience Friday outside Superior Court in Camden, where he had planned a rally to call for a reduction of inmate populations in New Jersey. The sparsely attended event - he and two others - came as advocates for inmate rights called for a nationwide prison strike Friday.
SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By Kate Harman, STAFF WRITER
When Ryan Haney was in seventh grade, he would grab his cleats and two soccer balls and walk from his house to the Archbishop Ryan soccer field. It took roughly 10 minutes for him to get from Knights Road and Chalfont Drive to his destination, a meticulously manicured patch of grass situated behind the school at the top of a hill. Back then, there was no fence surrounding the lines, and the lights hadn't been put up. It wasn't yet named after legendary coach George Todt. Those things would all come later.
SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
As Brandon Graham walked from the visitors' locker room to the bus following the third preseason game at Indianapolis a few weeks back, Graham wanted to make a point about the Eagles' embrace of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's system. "This defense is built for us. The people that's here, the personnel, and that's good . . . You don't have to have a down year to get the personnel here," Graham said. "For us, we've just been licking our chops and happy to be back into this type of defense.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, STAFF WRITER
When the FBI raided the headquarters of powerful labor leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty and hauled out hundreds of cartons of records, they made sure to grab those of an obscure union subsidy program called "market recovery. " The records did not detail payments to Dougherty's Local 98 electrical workers but rather the reverse: cash from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to the bank accounts of contracting companies themselves. Of the nearly $900,000 in subsidies Local 98 paid out to contractors in 2015, U.S. Labor Department records show more than $300,000 went to two contractors - Dougherty Electric Inc. and MJK Electric Corp.
NEWS
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YOUR CREDIT history impacts so much of your financial life. The information in your credit file - how you pay your debt - can affect your ability to get the best interest rate on a loan. It can be used to generate an insurance credit score that along with other information - driving record, claims history - can impact what you pay for auto or home insurance. It matters when renting a place to live. And you've probably heard or read that a bad credit history might cost you a job. But on this last point, some clarification is needed.
NEWS
September 7, 2016
Not too long ago, the Upper Darby school board couldn't say enough nice things about its superintendent, Richard F. Dunlap Jr. It wrote in his 2014-15 school year evaluation: "Performance is superior, far exceeding expectations. " A year ago, he got an 8 percent pay raise, bringing his salary to $194,866, and a fresh five-year contract. Now Dunlap is out, having spent the last six weeks on paid leave before officially retiring on Wednesday. Since July 12, he's apparently been the subject of six executive sessions of the board, including one meeting in which 24 staffers were brought in to testify.
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